San Diego Extreme Fitness Training

Bored in the gym? Not at Rawmana Fitness!

Bored in the gym? Not at Rawmana Fitness!

When it comes to working out, most personal trainers prefer the-simpler-the-better approach to getting or staying fit. Goal setting is the Holy Grail of a strong workout, and repetitions are the pilgrimage.

But then there are the faithful few who want more from their fitness training. They aren't content with redundant exercises or run-of-the-mill drills. They want to challenge themselves with new equipment and creative techniques. These committed men and women are ready to prove their fitness aptitude with extreme fitness training.

If you are interested in unconventional training techniques, consider using the following tools that can be found virtually anywhere:

1. Sand bags

Toss a heavy bag of sand (or dirt) over your shoulder and do squats. Tie a rope around a sturdy bag of sand and drag it. Complete a series of reps lifting the bag above your head. Virtually any exercise you can do with a barbell can be done with a bag of sand–push press, power cleans–you name it.

Don't have a bag of sand? Make one. Fill a canvas laundry bag with sand or gravel and you are good to go.

2. Big tires

Believe it or not, it is possible to complete an entire workout using nothing more than a huge tire. Jump in and out of it, lift and move it, use it to perform push-ups on an incline or round-the-world planks. You name it. Get creative! 11-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte credits some of his success to unconventional training, including flipping 650-pound tires.

Don't have the right kind of tire for this activity? Locate a service station that works on trucks or tractors and give them a call. You might be surprised what people are willing to sell or even give away.

3. Heavy rocks

A heavy rock may be the cheapest, easiest tool to find and use in unconventional training, and the possibilities with it are endless. Pick up a rock and perform squats or lunges while holding it. Hold a rock while doing sit-ups, or carry it overhead. Carry it at chest height. Throw it. Run with a heavy rock up and down a hill.

If you need a rock, reach out to a construction or landscaping company and see what they can offer. Often, people are looking to get rid of large rocks and may provide you with exactly what you need.

If you want to add some variety to your daily routine, consider unconventional training tools and methods. Look around. What resources do you have access to that could get you started? Once you start training with unconventional tools, you will see opportunities all around you. Better still, you will never run out of things to do, and you'll never be without an excuse to exercise.

Want to try this unconventional fitness training?  Schedule an appointment with us at our San Diego gym and we'll show you what it's all about!